Archive for September 2008

Round Two: DONE!!!!

Well, I guess there is nothing like the sight of failure to motivate a person. Tonight, or should I say early this morning, I finished the second, and most elaborate stage of revisions on Midas. I am PUMPED!! This is a first for me, as significant as finishing my first first draft. As you know,…

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October 1st . . . uh oh.

A couple of weeks ago, I made the enthusiastic goal to be sending out my first batch of queries by October 1st. Well *sigh* I can see now that it would take a miracle to meet that. I am nearly through with my second round of revisions, which has involved strengthening characters, adjusting the overall…

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Yep, you guess it: a MEME!

1. What are your nicknames? Ren is the only nickname I’ve ever had, but I love it. 2. What was the first movie you bought in VHS or DVD? Fellowship of the Rings, extended version. It was the only video Ben and I had when we were first married, so we watched it again and…

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If writing doesn’t work out . . .

I can always go Ninja full time.

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If writing doesn’t work out . . .

I can always go Ninja full time.

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I’m up!

Well, at long last (it’s been a whole week) I am up at Evil town. BTW, I can’t help but feel special that my query got the Evil King of Hearts. 🙂

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October 1st

That’s my goal date to send out those first queries. I’m feeling nervous and excited, and every emotion in between. Mainly, I just can’t wait to actually do this! I have been seriously pursuing the whole writing thing for three years now. That’s three years of hoping, despairing, dreaming, researching, and, of course, working. I…

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Computer Scare

So, I was typing away, testing out a new version of Chapter 1 with the Great Gatsby theme. I save regularly, and at one point reached up to click save. A little window popped up, telling me in Computerese that I had some error saving. I frowned, and clicked okay. A second window, this time…

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Dilemma # 3284

Well, once again I have found myself wrestling with a thought. Last night I had an epiphany for Miss Midas that, at the time, seemed brilliant. Now, I’m having my usual round of doubts. To be brief, (and cryptic) I’m wondering if I should take out the Shakespeare/Much Ado about Nothing theme and replace it…

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Take Two!

First off let me say that I bow down to Natalie! She’s the BOMB. 🙂 With her excellent, excellent help, I shaved 68 words off of the query. And that is no small feat with a one page document. That’s 20%! (. . .right? I’m awful at math.)At any rate, it’s fantastic. So, now, I…

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